Bruce Claridge

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Obit BruceBruce Claridge of Woodinville passed away on November 26,2017 after a short battle with brain cancer.
Bruce was born in Ames, Iowa in 1953.  He grew up in Manlius, NY and had lived in Texas and California before finally settling in Woodinville to be closer to family.
Bruce attended Carleton University in Ottawa, SUNY College of Forestry in Syracuse, and received his MBA from UC Chico in California. He worked for Boeing and Verizon.
Bruce was an Eagle Scout and enjoyed woodworking and doing projects around his house and yard.
Bruce was predeceased by his father Charles, and is survived by his mother, Elaine of Woodinville, four siblings; sister Anne of Edmonton, brother Fraser and his wife Janet of Ottawa, sister Catherine and her husband Chris of Dryden, NY, and sister Emily and her husband Chris of Dickinson Center, NY, as well as two uncles and many cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Bruce is interred in the Woodinville Cemetery.
A memorial will be held later in the spring.

Kenneth Russel Plasch, Sr.

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Obit PlaschJan. 22, 1934- Jan. 12, 2018

Ken passed away just 10 days shy of his 83rd birthday, Friday, January 12, 2018, with his family by his side, in Duvall, WA. After having a stroke 4 months ago, dementia had taken over his mind and Parkinson’s had taken over his body leaving him bedridden. In his mind, he kept busy working in the garage all night, crawling under the house fixing things, installing doors and windows, and all the things he had done all his life. He worried people might think he was lazy just sitting there all day.

Ken was born in St. Paul, MN to Stephen & Emma Plasch, one of six boys. The family moved to Superior, WI when he was very young. His father died when he was 5 years old leaving his mother to raise the six boys on her own. Ken headed to Seattle at the age of 17 and never looked back.

He met and married Ella Mae Oreskovich in Kirkland, WA. They resided in Kirkland, where they would raise their four children.  They had a summer cabin in Long Beach, WA.

Ken started a window washing and janitorial business, as well as carpet cleaning, Plasch Carpet Cleaning, which he successfully ran for over 50 years before retiring.

After retirement, he would spend winters in Apache Junction, AZ. He settled in Warrenton, OR about 6 years ago. He moved to Duvall in June when his health started to decline to be closer to family.

He loved hunting, fishing, walking the beach, clamming, bowling, cribbage, pinochle, and singing karaoke. He loved spending time with his family and having a cold beer with his friends.

He is proceeded in death by his parents, wife Ella, and his brothers Robert, Stephen, Richard, and Clifford.

Ken is survived by his daughters, Deborah Swanson of Duvall, WA and Denise Sloate of Duvall, WA; and sons, Kenneth Plasch Jr, Snohomish, WA and Randall Plasch, Portland, OR; brother, Donald (Jean) Plasch of Kirkland, WA; grandchildren, Stacy (Patrick) Reddy, Jonn (Jessica) Swanson, Anne and Steven Sloate; great-grandchildren, Kailey Bostic, Patrick and Ciara Reddy, and Elijah and Eliyah Sloate.

A special thank you to Gwendolyn and Julie, from Evergreen Hospice.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made in his name to:

Hospice c/o EvergreenHealth Foundation – 12040 NE 128th St. MS #5 – Kirkland, WA 98034-3098 or at

A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, January 27, 2018, 1 p.m. at the Kirkland Eagles.

Clineene Hurley Smith

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Smith 2c Clineene obits picClineene Hurley Smith of Woodinville, WA entered Heaven on Dec. 28, 2017, the result of a cerebral hemorrhage. She was born in South Bend, WA on Sept. 10, 1931 to Cline William and Venora Armstrong Hurley. An only child, she was named after her father.
A 1949 graduate of Anacortes High School in Anacortes, WA, Clineene married Dale Lee on July 15, 1950 in Seattle, WA. They had three daughters. On Feb. 21, 1965 in Bothell, WA she married William C. Smith. Primarily a homemaker, Clineene partnered with her husband in business running Smith Fuel Co. in the Lake City district of Seattle, WA, and had numerous interests as a very active volunteer. An entrepreneur, Clineene founded Heronwood Farm, specializing in high quality fruit preserves produced in Gold Bar, WA. She loved nature, spending summers deep in the Wenatchee National Forest in Eastern Washington at Trinity, a family owned copper mining town.
Clineene is survived by her children: Debera (Paul) Willis, Susan (Steven) Schwalb and Julie Lee-Hartman; her grandchildren, Jason Schwalb, Jaime (Jaime Rodrigues) Schwalb, Blake Willis, Morgan Willis and Madison Hartman, and her great-grand daughter, Samae Schwalb-Rodrigues. She is predeceased by her husband, William C Smith and her grandson, Jordan Willis.
She also leaves behind her dear sisters-in-law, Violet Lee and Wilma Lee, many loving nieces and nephews, her step-children and families, and many dear friends.
In remembrance, donations may be made in her name to Evergreen Hospice Care, 12822 124th   Ln NE, Kirkland, WA 98034. Clineene’s final care was entrusted to Beck’s Tribute Center, Edmonds.

Claude Kosmas Sandeaux

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Claude Kosmas Sandeaux of Woodinville born April 17, 1937 in Meknes, Morocco passed away from a heart attack December 3rd 2017 in Nimes, France while visiting family.
He was preceded in death by his father Antoine and mother Lola. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years Nicole (Fages), six children Christine, Elizabeth, Claudine, Sylvie (Bill Abrigo) Catherine (Ludo Lehuard), Claude (Shannon) and 10 grandchildren.
Claude graduated in 1956 from École des Beaux-Arts (School of Fine Arts) in Paris. In 1965 he was repatriated to France from Morocco and over the years involved in the association USDIFRA to defend the French repatriates of North Africa.
He also helped his parents Antoine and Lola, whom he adored, open the Majestic Cinema in Nîmes and became Director thereafter. He was passionate and innovative in the world of cinema creating and managing many festivals and clubs dedicated to cinema and later opened the Camera Cinema in tribute to his father Antoine.
In 2001 he and Nicole immigrated to and retired in the United States full of hope and in search of the American dream. He was passionate in everything he did. He became an artist and participated in many Seattle area art exhibitions and won first prize last year in Kirkland.
He had several strings to his bow, the cinema, the art and also writing in which he gave us several books including Doux souvenir de jeunesse, Ma vie semée d’étoiles, and Un gramophone et des disques.
A memorial service was held in Nimes, France where he was laid to rest on December 8th. A Mass for his memory was held on December 21st at the Saint Teresa Of Calcutta Parish in Woodinville.

William (Bill) Calvin Pascoe

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Bill Pascoe Photo
Feb. 16, 1924 – Dec. 9, 2017
William (Bill) Calvin Pascoe passed away on December 9th at 93 years young.  Bill  was born in the little town of Hubbell, Michigan on February 16, 1924, where he enjoyed a fun and activity filled childhood. It is also in Hubbell where he first  met  Pauline  Hendrickson in his first grade class, who would later become his wife. Bill moved with his family to Woodinville, Washington in 1934 amidst the Great Depression for his father to find work at a relative’s greenhouse at the Hollywood Farm, what is now the Chateau St. Michelle Winery. He graduated from Bothell High School in 1941. After a short time at Boeing working in the blueprint department, he was drafted into the army in 1943 where he was part of a small unit that focused on printing and map making. He served overseas in World War II in the South Pacific and Philippines and survived the sinking of the Liberty Ship, SS Antoine Saugrain.
While Bill was overseas, Pauline wrote to him, rekindling their friendship. After the war, Bill visited Pauline where she was teaching at the time, in Denver, Colorado. Something must have clicked because shortly afterward he thoughtfully mailed an engagement ring to her and they were married in 1949. After living in the Seattle area they settled in Richmond Beach where they raised their two children Wendy and Steve. Bill continued his career in printing by working at National Lithograph Co. and Metropolitan Press, eventually becoming co-owner of Allied Printers. He sold the business and retired in 1986.
Bill and Pauline enjoyed cross country skiing and traveling to Turkey, Siberia, the Bahamas, England, and Finland. To celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary, they took their whole family to Michigan to show their grandchildren where they grew up.
There’s no doubt that Bill had a long life that was full of adventures and will be dearly missed. Bill is survived by his older sister Stella DeYoung, daughter Wendy (John) McDevitt, and son Steve (Melissa) Pascoe. Also, his four grandchildren Meghan and Jenna McDevitt, and Allison and Dan Pascoe, who share many memories of him on vacations at Lake Chelan, walks at Richmond Beach and playing at his pool table, mischievously rubbing the bright green pool chalk on the ends of their noses. Bill will also be missed by many relatives in Michigan and on the east coast.
A celebration of Bill’s life will be held on January 4, 2018 at 2 p.m. in the Plaza Room at the Edmonds Public Library. 650 Main Street, Edmonds, Washington 98020